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Tea's a growing Artisanal Movement! Specialty tea is the most rapidly growing beverage category in the U.S. Did you know? It is a rapidly growing market because of increasing awareness of its medical advantages.  Extracts of green tea are used in beverages, dietary supplements, dental care items, cosmetics, and medicines. All that and it tastes splendorific!

Technavio's analysts forecast the global green tea market to grow at a CAGR of 7.65% in terms of volume and 8.05% in terms of value during the forecast period of 2015-2019. The stock market should be so fortunate!

Tea History in America
$9.95 on Amazon

The 2017 new, updated release of
Rodris Roth's reference book,
Tea Drinking in 18th-Century America

Have you ever wanted more from your knowledge of tea? Wanted to delve deeper, become more knowledgeable and possibly a tea expert?

Growing into a a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about tea requires a love of tea and its history, its terroir, its health benefits -  a desire to know more and a true acquired sense of the subtleties of tea tasting through sensory evaluations. Yes, using all five senses to taste, evaluate and compare various specialty teas.

Whether you are a gourmet or a novice, a barista or a beginner, Cordon Bleu chef or culinary student, health practioner or lead a healthy lifestyle, our tea classes can elevate you to the professional status. Get on the fast track! Tea courses are just the beginning of a lifetime of appreciation and professional tea academics.

Tea Classes and Tea Courses


If you talk the talk, you've got to walk the walk. It's time to take action and learn more about tea.

It pays to know how to taste good tea. To appreciate its nuances. To know its people and its history. To pair the right tea with your  menu. Tea Trade Mart offers classes and courses for every level of tea enthusiast or tea professional.

Think about this! If you have a 5-star menu and a 5-star wine list, why would you serve 1-star tea?

Check out the full program and segments.

You care about your customers and we care about you. Go here to learn more.


For passionate individuals pursuing a career in the tea industry, opening a tea shop or professionals wanting to become a Certified Tea Specialist.

Starting a Tea Business - go here

Marketing Your Tea Business - go here

STI Tea Certified Tea Specialist Class Course


Two Intense and Inspirational Days!

An intense tea education program, you'll have two fun-filled and fact-filled days learning about tea history. Its origins. Its history. Taste and compare 24 teas. Enjoy the sensory side of tea, too. I'll show you how!

Specialty Tea Institute (STI) Certified Tea Specialist, is the only tea certification endorsed by the Tea Council of the USA. You'll proudly display your CTS certificate to customers and to employers.

Tap here for more information
and registration for Specialty Tea Institute
October classes.


Download your December 2017 tea calendar. Make notes. Make tea. Make merry!

Every month I'll sent to you, for as long as you want, a free monthly printable tea calendar and updates on all things tea.
Next, there'll be a confirmation e-mail with a link to my downloadable Tea Flavor Wheel to help you define and describe the various teas you are tasting. Enjoy!

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    Tea Trade Mart - Jennifer Petersen
    800 NE Tenney Road 110-429
    Vancouver, WA 98685